Skip to main content

tv   Anderson Cooper 360  CNN  June 8, 2016 5:00pm-6:01pm PDT

5:00 pm
nominee. >> reporter: now her job is to gut donald trump. >> reminding us daily just how greatest. >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. thanks for joining us, see you back here tomorrow night. anderson starts now. good evening, thanks for joining us, a big night ahead. there's donald trump and whether he can let go as republicans have been all but begging him to do, move past complaints about a federal judge. bernie sanders is meeting tomorrow with president obama and how his supporters will handle a clinton, trump race in november. we begin with my conversation with hillary clinton herself, she declared victory in a speech to reporters that even newt gingrich called spectacular and effective. his words, spoke about making history for women in politics, criticism of the clinton foundation, her husband's role in that foundation if she's
5:01 pm
elected, and more. >> secretary clinton, congratulations on your historic achievement last night. today trump's campaign says they'll make a concerted effort to attract sanders supporters. you spoke to sanders last night. according to politico, he feels rage, filled with resentment, according to people in his campaign. how do you overcome that and overcome that in his supporters? >> anderson, i know how it feels my supporters were passionate, senator sanders's supporters were passionate. i totally respect their feelings. i called senator sanders to congratulate him senator sanders
5:02 pm
said he will work every day, every week to see it happen, so we're going to be make sure that we have a unified party going into our convention and coming out. i know senator sanders will be meeting with president obama tomorrow. >> do you have specifics of how to do that? >> well, i do intend to reach out to his supporters. a lot of his supporters and our supporters share the same goals. we want to raise the national minimum wage, we want to have universal health care coverage, we want to fight inequality, create more economic opportunity for hard working people, make college affordable so it doesn't bankrupt kids and their families. we have a lot of the same goals. we may have approached it somewhat differently, but our goals are the same. and contrast that with donald trump who set up a fake
5:03 pm
university, trump university that committed fraud on people, who doesn't want to raise the minimum wage, who wants to go backwards when it comes to universal health care, who proposed a tax plan great for billionaires and not so good for everybody else. we talk about what's at stake in this election. i believe a lot of senator sanders' supporters will join us in making sure donald trump doesn't get anywhere near the white house. >> trump has said he is clearly going to focus on the clinton foundation. last night said the russians, saudis, chinese all gave money to the foundation and got favorable treatment in return. the foundation has raised huge sums of money for worthy causes, but hasn't always been transparent. tens of millions from a canadian partnership that was secret, another from algeria not submitted to state department for approval. if you're president, will your husband divest himself of any association with the foundation? >> anderson, we will cross that bridge if and when we come to it, let me try to set the record straight.
5:04 pm
we had absolutely overwhelming disclosure. one or two instances that slipped through the cracks, yes. but was the overwhelming amount of anything that anybody gave the foundation disclosed, absolutely. and i'm proud of the foundation and the work it has done. 9 million people have lower cost hiv aids medicine because of the work of the clinton foundation and my husband. we have women across the country from latin america and africa, across the world getting good jobs, being able to support themselves for the first time. here in our country, we have better food and nutrition helping young kids in america be healthier and not fight obesity. we have so much we are proud of. i will put that up against any of the innuendo and accusation coming from donald trump because the work that's been done has
5:05 pm
garnered accolades and appreciation from every corner of the world because it has been so far sighted, visionary, and effective. >> but some big donors clearly want association with you or your husband that they linked to the foundation, obviously you and your husband not to appear compromised. have you considered the idea of him stepping down? >> again i am not going to consider anything until we see what the circumstances are, but let me just point out that people give lots of money to presidential campaigns, don't they? they give lots of money to political parties as well so, you know, that's money that goes directly to support political activities of candidates, money that has been given to the foundation goes to support humanitarian work and if people
5:06 pm
want to influence anybody in office, i think they would choose the political route and indeed the work of the foundation speaks for itself. >> out on the campaign trail one of the things you said several weeks ago is your husband might be put in charge of revitalizing the economy. is that something you're seriously looking at, a position for him in that regard? >> well, i'm looking for his good advice and his extraordinary understanding of what we've got to do to help distressed communities in america, those that are feeling left out, left behind. we have to have a real focus on helping communities from appalachia and coal country to indian country to inner-city neighborhoods and that's what i think he would bring to any discussion that we were having about what are the best ways to do that because he has a terrific track record both as president, as governor before that, and indeed he actually
5:07 pm
wrote a book about putting america back to work, and through the clinton foundation and its many activities has helped to create jobs, helped to train people for jobs, so he has a wealth of experience and i'm looking forward to tapping into that and finding out what we can do. i want all hands on deck when it comes to revitalizing the economy. i feel a very personal responsibility. honestly, anderson, some places i am going to pay attention to, i don't think they're going to vote for me. i said that when i was in coal country. but i am going to support them and my husband is going to be working with my team to try to figure out what we can do to restore hope and opportunity in a lot of those places. >> yesterday, house minority leader nancy pelosi said it would be fabulous for two women to be on the ticket. obviously you can't give out names but can you tell me a timetable for picking a vp?
5:08 pm
>> look, i am looking at the most qualified people, and that includes women of course, because i want to be sure whoever i pick could be president immediately if something were to happen. that's the most important qualification. there are a lot of people in the democratic party that bring so many great assets to the table. i'm going to really begin to pay attention to that now that we've wrapped up the primary process but it doesn't matter to me who the person is, as long as that person can really do the job that is required. >> and in terms of a timetable, do you want anyone in place before the convention, at the convention obviously? >> anderson, i don't know because i am not sure how long it will take to sort all of this out. we'll have it done by the convention, but i'm not going to speculate how much before the convention it might be completed.
5:09 pm
>> secretary clinton, again, congratulations. >> thank you. take care. >> joining us, john tasini, jay lof he will, clinton supporter, new york speaker christine quinn and david gergen and gloria borger. jonathan senior, start with you. the fact that secretary clinton said she believes a lot of senator sanders supporters will get on board with her candidacy, makes it sound inevitable. is it? >> i know i'm going to have to reign in the party a little bit. as bernie said, the struggle continues, and respectfully to the secretary, the primary process is not wrapped up, there's a primary in washington, d.c. next week. there's a huge steep hill to climb, but we're still making the argument, bernie may change his mind, i have been with him since the beginning, make the
5:10 pm
argument to superdelegates. i think coming out of the convention, whoever is the nominee that we are going to have a purpose that unites us. and that is to defeat donald trump. there's no question about that. bernie sanders made it very clear that he will work overtime as the nominee to defeat donald trump. >> christine, do you think it is possible for donald trump to pick up sanders support? >> i think that's impossible and i think it is the last thing bernie sanders would ever want is to support someone who is so racist and so dangerous to our country and the world as donald trump and look, jonathan is right. there is the d.c. next week and if senator sanders and his supporters feel it is important to move to that moment, wave to respect that. and i think there is no way this convention is going to happen in july without bernie sanders being an enormous part of it,
5:11 pm
and i really obviously agree with jonathan, that we will be completely united after the convention but i actually believe because senator sanders is so committed to making this country better and donald trump is a threat to that that we will be united well before the convention. >> gloria, donald trump certainly believes or seems to believe that hillary clinton is vulnerable on the clinton foundation and network of relationships that people donated. they have done extraordinary work, lot of people have hiv medication that wouldn't otherwise have it, lives have been saved, but you know, there has been lack of transparency from time to time, there's a canadian foundation, donors don't have to disclose who they are. is she vulnerable in. >> yeah. look, i think yes. i think donald trump has made it clear that he is going to hit them on this, he is going to have a press conference next week on this subject in particular and he's going to
5:12 pm
keep hammering home that she's what he calls crooked hillary, trying to remind a younger generation of all of the issues surrounding the clintons that a lot of people have put to bed for years and years and i think she's going to say he's unstable and that he doesn't have the temperament to be president. he is going to say well, you know what, people don't trust you and let me tell you why, because he understands that her largest vulnerability, you saw this, anderson, in every exit poll we looked at among democrats, her largest vulnerability is the trust issue and he believes if he continues to hammer it in, people will not trust her enough to be president. so it is kind of a vulnerability for her. i guarantee you, and heard it in answer to your question tonight, she will be prepared to fight back at him on it because they're expecting it.
5:13 pm
>> john jay, you're a trump supporter, do you believe she's vulnerable on the clinton foundation. obviously they've done tremendous work for people around the world. is there a risk donald trump goes after her on that? >> i think he's going to. i think honesty is an issue or dishonesty. issues with the private secret server, with the foundation. these are core issues, things that american people are looking at. more than half the people believe she's dishonest. i don't know how she gets over that. as far as bernie sanders and where his people are going to go, it's about the message. the message of donald trump, the message of bernie sanders is a message of no more establishment, no more business as usual. and there's going to be a substantial portion of the sanders supporters that will going to support donald trump. >> that's not true, john jay, with all respect.
5:14 pm
i still believe that bernie, i'll make it clear again, donald trump stands for everything that bernie sanders has worked against his entire lifetime. not a single thing donald trump stands for would bernie sanders supporters -- he has called donald trump a pathological liar, correctly in my view. he made clear he will work overtime to defeat donald trump. it is not about bernie sanders, it is about the message. >> it is about donald trump. >> one at a time. stop. i swear, i am on remote, i can't hear you and the audience can't as well. david, let me bring you in. do you believe secretary clinton is vulnerable on the clinton foundation thing? i have been doing reading on it. there have been things that secretary clinton is falling through the cracks, millions in
5:15 pm
speeches that weren't put in as donations, listed as revenue, there's not unnecessarily any real smoking gun, there are certainly a lot of questions that have been raised. >> anderson, i think it is important to understand some months ago, i think a year or two ago that mrs. clinton and i think her husband recruited donna sha leila, an outstanding cabinet member in the clinton years and university of miami, recruited her to come in when she resigned the university to be head of the foundation, and basically clean up the books. my firm understanding from people around her is that she feels there was some sloppiness in the books but that's been cleaned up and that they're not vulnerable. obviously we have to wait and see. she's partisan, biased to hillary clinton. nonetheless, i think they brought in somebody that's a serious person to protect themselves against these kinds of charges of sloppiness which can be read in more than one
5:16 pm
way. i would imagine they're less vulnerable than they appear on the surface, but we will have to wait and see. >> we have to take a good break. no shortage of material tonight. a lot to cover. some calling it the reboot of his campaign, teleprompter and all. is it enough to keep nervous supporters on board. later, more on hillary clinton, the democrats, timing the obama endorsement, bernie sanders meeting with the president and what his reporters make of it all. men. 80% try to eat healthy, yet up to 90% fall short in getting key nutrients from food alone. let's do more. add one a day men's gummies. complete with key nutrients plus b vitamins to help convert food into fuel. one a day. world saleilton is
5:17 pm
on honors members save up to 25% on brands like hampton, doubletree, hilton garden inn, and waldorf astoria so stop clicking around. book direct at now that's satisfaction. wannwith sodastreamter? you turn plain water into sparkling water in seconds. and because it's so delicious, you'll drink 43% more water every day. sodastream. love your water. you can fly across welcome town in minutes16, or across the globe in under an hour. whole communities are living on mars and solar satellites provide earth with unlimited clean power. in less than a century, boeing took the world from seaplanes to space planes, across the universe and beyond. and if you thought that was amazing, you just wait. ♪
5:18 pm
♪she could be my little frec♪me but miniaturer♪ ♪sleeping on the sofa ♪'till she tackles and i tickle her♪ ♪the whisperer ♪i could be your listener telling me your stories♪ ♪while i'm showing her her signature, the scribbler♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i love that my shop is part of the morning ritual around here. people rely on that first cup and i wouldn't want to mess with that. but when (my) back pain got bad, i couldn't sleep. i had trouble getting there on time. then i found aleve pm. aleve pm is the only one to combine a safe sleep aid
5:19 pm
plus the 12 hour strength of aleve. for pain relief that can last into the morning. ♪ look up at a new day... hey guys! now i'm back. aleve pm for a better am.
5:20 pm
house speaker paul ryan met privately with republicans to rally support for donald trump. the meeting on the heels of a bruising day for trump on monday with a number of top republicans condemning his remarks about federal judge curiel. ryan himself calls it the textbook definition of racist, his words. the wake of the gop back lash, trump gave a speech different in tone, something a number of republicans said they wanted and needed to see. does this signal a pivot, and what's the game plan going forward now that hillary clinton is the presumptive nominee? dana bash joins us. what do we know about the
5:21 pm
meeting paul ryan had today. >> seems like a case of political whiplash. it was just yesterday that paul ryan, of course, came out and said what trump said about the judge was the definition, textbook definition of racism. now in a private meeting 24 hours later with rank and file republicans, he's saying guys, we need party unity, need to get behind our nominee. it sounds like mixed messages to anybody that is remotely thinking logically. anderson, we have been talking this for months. it is a classic case of how conflicted republicans are, especially elected republicans who hear what they heard with regard to donald trump and what he said about the judge and say that they believe it is morally wrong, politically a terrible idea. then they go back to muscle memory saying this is our guy, our nominee, especially after hearing the speech that he gave last night which people thought okay, maybe he gets it a little
5:22 pm
bit. >> was that speech last night reading off the teleprompter, was that enough to reassure republicans were getting shaky? >> it was a first step for a lot of republicans, not all, but a first step. but you know, these republicans have been on the donald trump roller coaster for almost a year now, so they know, especially in the last several months when it became more and more clear he was going to be their guy that even when they get down at the bottom and think there's no more hill in front of them, no more terrorists or turns, don't go upside down on the roller coaster it happens and their stomach drops. i don't think this is something that one speech can reassure those that are shaky, but it is a first step. >> how prepared is the trump campaign to take on hillary clinton? this is effectively the first day of the general election. >> it's true. you look at the nuts and bolts, anderson, of getting a campaign
5:23 pm
operation, a traditional one together, i talked to several high ranking officials that worked on republican campaigns in the past, not so recent past, saying they feel like the trump campaign is lagging big time, that they need to step it up. then you talk to trump campaign officials and they remind us, he has been unconventional to date, don't expect him to change any time soon. >> tonight we close one chapter in history and begin another. >> reporter: donald trump is moving into the general election with some impressive bragging rights. >> 37 primary caucus victories in a field that began with 17 very talented people. >> reporter: it is especially remarkable considering how tiny trump's campaign was, very few staffers compared to the robust operations of many candidates trump crushed at the polls. >> the last thing we need is hillary clinton in the white house. >> reporter: but a national campaign against a well
5:24 pm
organized democratic opponent is a different ball game, and some republican sources say they're worried trump has been slow to ramp up. trump advisers insist they're hiring in key states. the director, the communications person, field person. >> i think we will be organized in those states, whether traditionally as you described or in a more nontraditional way where we have our operation. >> reporter: sometimes that nontraditional approach leads to turmoil. trump micromanages his own message as was evident this week when he dised a staff memo during a conference call with surrogates he conducted himself, quite rare. when it comes to organizing, trump appears much more hands off. >> as far as building the infrastructure of the campaign, the rnc has been doing it for years. >> reporter: rnc officials say they have been building modern
5:25 pm
grass roots organizations in key states for three years, a lesson learned from mitt romney's devastating loss in 2012. >> what that allows the campaign to do like never before, integrate and rely on the rnc to lead that ground up and down the ticket. normally it is the campaign that's done it. >> reporter: the trump operation as of now is about 70 people, according to gop sources, far fewer than most republican nominees have had at this point, but republicans note add in the rnc 750 paid staffers who work for trump and other gop candidates, it's a different picture. >> doesn't matter what jersey they're wearing, if they help the ticket win in november, that's what really counts. >> reporter: some gop strategists that worked on traditional presidential campaigns say they're skeptical this approach will work. one source telling cnn they worry a critical piece of winning, targeting swing voters in key states could fall through the cracks. still, rnc officials tell cnn
5:26 pm
they currently have state directors and offices in 11 states, states strategists in both parties agree are competitive. yet trump in typical trump fashion wants to go bigger. >> what i am going to do, i want to focus on 15 or so states because we have to win. >> reporter: in addition to the 11 states where republicans are already organizing, trump is talking about adding four blue states, his home state of new york, maine, minnesota, even california, according to a source familiar with his plans. >> now no other republican, they wouldn't even go to dinner in california, wouldn't do it. >> reporter: republican strategists privately admit, new york and california especially are pipe dreams, not really likely to be in play. >> i understand donald trump is holding fund-raisers coming up. that's the other issue, not just the size of his campaign staff but the lag of fundraising. >> reporter: that's right, the ability to get money to pay the
5:27 pm
staff and get the organization out there that you usually see to win. look, tomorrow he is going to have a meeting at a restaurant in new york city with members of his own new finance team, with the republican national committee finance team. this is critical of all of the concerns, of course, and there are a lot of concerns you hear from republicans that worked on campaigns saying what's going on with the trump campaign. the biggest i think is the fundraising element of this. donald trump is a self funder in the primaries, didn't have an apparatus and structure of people going out and raising money for him so they're very concerned he's behind on that. despite him saying he doesn't have to raise a billion dollars, which is what hillary clinton will probably spend, he has to raise tens of millions, and again, there's concern pretty great that he can do that because he is so behind. >> dana, thanks for reporting. back with the panel. joining the conversation, trump supporter jeffrey lord and van
5:28 pm
jones and rick alaska i don't see, ran against hillary clinton in a senate race, margaret hoover and consultant. jeff on fund-raising, are you concerned that donald trump is behind? to dana's point, if he loaned his own campaign money in the primary, a third of his campaign funds were paid for by solicitations on the website, people sending in millions of dollars. but the sheer amount of money a traditional campaign has to raise is huge. >> first of all, i think you gave the answer there. it is not a traditional campaign. i am not worried and i'll tell you why. ultimately i have a lot of confidence in the candidate. he wants to win. he is incredibly competitive. he said it 17 zillion times. when it comes to the status of fundraising, field operations, anything in the campaign, he is going to do what it takes to
5:29 pm
win. if he thinks this is not ramped up enough, he'll take care of it. if he thinks something else isn't ramped up, he will take care of that too. we leave that human part of the equation out here. but no, for that reason, no, i am not concerned at all. there's always criticism to be made, some legit, some not so legit. at the end of the day, i think he does know what he is doing. >> margaret, you look back at mitt romney, had long established networks of supporters and funders who he worked on the phones as far as i understand during his campaign when he was running for president. donald trump doesn't have that because he has not been a politician, he obviously has deep pocketed friends but are you as confident as jeffrey is? >> no, i'm not, i tell you that as a person that worked on president bush's re-election campaign in the finance department, building a financial apparatus for a sitting president and on another in 2008 for rudy giuliani as the number
5:30 pm
two finance person. these races are expensive and you have to have hard dollars to spend. donald trump says there's no need to raise a billion dollars. he has never run for president before. there's a lot of bombast, he can sell a building or is worth $10 billion, just the sheer apparatus is something. you can have the will to win, but that isn't everything. you come to the battlefield with the arsenal, cavalry, all the things you need as a general to win a war, civilized war in modern times. a democratic election. you need resources in order to hit back. you better believe the clinton apparatus which has been on the national scene for 25 years and has a robust, loyal, devoted, well organized fundraising apparatus will pommel him in no time because he doesn't have resources on hand to start spending. >> rick, donald trump supporters i know, i can hear jeffrey lord
5:31 pm
about to say it, look, he has been able to get millions and millions of dollars of media time because he gives interviews where other candidates haven't. and publicly said as well, look, i can give a lot of interviews. seems to be more selective these days as attention has become more pointed and as the vetting process has been under way, but do you buy that argument of a trump supporter, rick, that it is not a traditional campaign, he doesn't need a polster, he follows the polls on television? >> not at all. the trump campaign had a terrible two weeks, playing defense since hillary clinton gave a scathing critique of donald trump and his foreign policy positions. if he had his act together, they would have an infrastructure for message management and pushing back and developing alternative messages to change the topic. that didn't happen. donald trump doubled down,
5:32 pm
didn't have an effective surrogate network, they were controlling the message. it is all a reflection of a campaign that's not mature and developed. look at a competitive senate race, rob portman running for re-election, he knocked on a million doors in one state in ohio. the trump campaign has no capacity to do that now. they have a lot of work to do. there's a lot of work around voter identification, technology used to determine what voter preferences are like, how to target messages. that needs to be used unless you have infinite resources and he doesn't have infinite resources. >> talked about paul ryan having meetings today and comments that are reaching the republican party. one senator from illinois has withdrawn endorsement. do you think we will see more of that or this is the candidate to have and though they may be
5:33 pm
grumbling, think speaker ryan can say it is racism what he said but he is sticking with him. >> somebody used the term roller coaster. at the top, people are happy, elated, they think donald trump figured out a way, and he may have, figured out a way to completely change campaigning, relying only on the air war, message, media coverage, only on social media, not on the financial network, not on the grass roots game. he may have completely reinvented this thing. so at the top of the cycles with the republicans, they're beyond elated, then they go crashing like they did, and some will jump off. we will go up and down, up and down from elation to dejeks to november. he is making a risky bet. i am not a fan of donald trump but i am impressed with his ability to do some things. but if he believes that social media and being able to get on tv every day is enough to win in a swing state against a ground
5:34 pm
game, he is either crazy or a genius. we will see. >> i want to hear from gloria and david and the rest of the panel, we have to take a quick break. a lot to talk about ahead. more news from the trump and clinton campaign. america, they don't call it travel season for nothing. ♪ should i stay or should i go? ♪ this summer at choice hotels the more you go the better. now get a free $50 gift card for staying just 2 times. so go. book now at you always have a choice. [ boss ] it is a very smart plan. so we're all on board?
5:35 pm
[ paul ] no. this is a stupid plan. hate drama? go to research. price. find. only helps you get the right car without all the drama. only helps you get the right car i wani did my ancestrydna and where i came from. and i couldn't wait to get my pie chart. the most shocking result was that i'm 26% native american. i had no idea. just to know this is what i'm made of, this is where my ancestors came from. and i absolutely want to know more about my native american heritage. it's opened up a whole new world for me. discover the story only your dna can tell. order your kit now at sir, this alien life form at an alarming rate. growing fast, you say? we can't contain it any long... oh! you know, that reminds me of how geico's been the fastest-growing auto insurer for over 10 years straight.
5:36 pm
over ten years? mhm, geico's the company your friends and neighbors trust. and deservedly so. indeed. geico. expect great savings and a whole lot more. alright guys, we've brought you to this construction trailer to talk about trucks today. which truck brand offers engines with best in class v8 towing or fuel economy? are we moving? where we going? it's the answer to the question baby! silverado. oooh that's cool. it's truck month. qualified buyers get 0% financing for 60 months. plus, find your tag and get $8,250 total value on this silverado all star. find new roads at your local chevy dealer
5:37 pm
narrator: sometimes it's the things that the rest of us don't see that can make all the difference in california's classrooms. it's part of my responsibility as someone who's experienced to allow the door to be open for younger teachers. the teamwork between the teachers is essential. when we collaborate with each other... makes everyone stronger. by helping my fellow teachers be successful, i'm helping kids be successful. narrator: the california teachers association: educators who know quality public schools make a better california for all of us.
5:38 pm
hillary clinton now the presumptive democratic nominee. >> to those that voted for someone else in either party, i will work hard to earn your support and i will work very hard to earn that support. to all of those bernie sanders voters who have been left out in the cold by a rigged system of superdelegates, we welcome you with open arms. >> gloria, do you think trump can get sanders supporters? >> i think he is going to make a good try for it, i don't think it is likely, i agree with jonathan who was saying this earlier. look, trump believes that his message if he fine tunes it on the populous front, for example, on the trade issue or on minimum wage, you know the other week
5:39 pm
said you know, i might be interested in increase in minimum wage or taxing the wealthy, these are some issues that sanders supporters might support him on. however, there's a large chasm between trump and sanders supporters on important issues to them like climate change and the environment and on social issues and all kinds of things, generationally, so, you know, if i were the candidate, i would sure try to get them, but you know, i don't think it is going to be a huge group of voters that's going to move from bernie sanders over to donald trump. i think if they're diseffected and don't like hillary clinton, they're likely to stay home. >> this has been an untraditional campaign so far. i was thinking about it last night. it feels exhausting already and we're only, you know, still more than a month from the
5:40 pm
convention, let alone the heat of the general election. >> i must agree with you. if you think about the rhetoric that was used by hillary clinton and donald trump, hillary in the last week against trump in that speech and then trump, what he is saying about her. normally it escalates, it is hard to see how high it will go. we already hit the roof in terms of escalation, can't call people any worse than being a fraud, and basically crooked than what they've already called it. i think, anderson, this is going to have a -- seems like a long stretch ahead, how the primaries have been, could be a long stretch. to go back to earlier conversation, there's a transition that comes, experience tells us a transition comes between running in primaries and running in general election. we have moved into the general election period and it's here that you need a professional team on the field.
5:41 pm
you need something that's very complete. i think hillary clinton's team is completely outplayed the donald trump team in the last three weeks. "the wall street journal" editorial today pointed out if you look at trump's communication team, handful, two, three people. the clinton team, they have over 20 on the staff at the central headquarters. and look at the difference. here hillary clinton is giving two very effective speeches back to back in the last couple of weeks and donald trump has been stumbling around with communications. it is starting to show up and starting to hurt trump. he is a remarkable figure, you have to give him a lot of credit for what he's done, but you can't put tom brady on the field in the super bowl alone and expect him to win. he has to have a team around him. >> up next, i want more of the panel's thoughts on the democratic end game and late reporting how it might play out. be right back.
5:42 pm
nexium 24 hour introduces new, easy-to-swallow tablets. so now, there are more ways, for more people... to experience... complete protection from frequent heartburn. nexium 24hr. the easy-to-swallow tablet is here. real is touching a ray. amazing is moving like one. real is making new friends. amazing is getting this close. real is an animal rescue. amazing is over twenty-seven thousand of them.
5:43 pm
there is only one place where real and amazing live. seaworld. real. amazing ♪ the sun'll come out for people with heart failure, tomorrow is not a given. but entresto is a medicine that helps make more tomorrows possible. ♪ tomorrow, tomorrow... ♪ i love ya, tomorrow in the largest heart failure study ever. entresto helped more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto. it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren. if you've had angioedema while taking an ace or arb medicine, don't take entresto. the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure... ...kidney problems, or high potassium in your blood. ♪ tomorrow, tomorrow i love ya, tomorrow.♪ ask your heart doctor about entresto.
5:44 pm
and help make tomorrow possible. ♪ you're only a day away ♪ working my canister off to clean and shine... and give proven protection... against fading and aging. he won't use those copycat wipes. hi...doing anything later? the quiet type. i like that. armor all original protectant. don't be dull.
5:45 pm
bernie sanders is back home in vermont, arriving late today in burlington, heading to washington tomorrow to meet with president obama. remember, he is vowing to stay in the race, and the president
5:46 pm
is expected to endorse hillary clinton shortly, possibly this week. on top of that, the final, final, final primary is tuesday in washington, d.c. if real estate is about location and presidential politics, it is timing. joe johns is covering the angles and intrigue, joins us now. what are senator sanders' plans the next several weeks? does he have events scheduled? >> we do know he has events scheduled tomorrow, 7:00 eastern time in the evening in washington, d.c. and that is a rally. that's his vow to continue pushing forward. on the other hand, we know senator sanders is laying off staff. that has already started, we are told. the question is what is he doing and what does he want. we expect some of that could come out in meetings tomorrow with the president of the united
5:47 pm
states and senate democratic leader harry reid. we are also told that this campaign is going to continue reaching out to superdelegates, so it all seems to be a work in progress. what's clear, anderson, from establishment democts they're saying sanders should be treated with grace and dignity, allowed to exit on his own terms, a question what are the terms and what requirements, if any, he would have to get his endorsement of hillary clinton, anderson. >> and hillary clinton gave a bunch of interviews today, we will play that again in the next hour. what are her next moves? >> a bunch of next moves. probably the most important thing, she started paperwork on a new agreement for fundraising with the democratic national committee. that's important because in previous mailers from the hillary clinton campaign, there's been a suggestion that they have not gotten the boost in fund-raising they expected
5:48 pm
they would get when trump became the nominee. that's the first thing. there's also focus on battleground states, ohio and pennsylvania, and they're working on a new speech, focusing on donald trump and his financial and economic issues. a full plate there. probably the most important thing is trying to unify the party. that, too, is a work in progress, anderson. >> joe, thanks a lot. more on what senator sanders may be thinking, including one report says he is anything but serene. back with the panel. jonathan, according to the politico piece, i asked senator clinton about, sanders feels rage against clinton, filled with recesentmenresentment. do you think it is impossible for him to get past that? >> i don't know how to react to the article, anderson, there's so much gossip that floats around, it is hard to take it seriously. >> most of those quotes came
5:49 pm
from allegedly from politico people on the sanders campaign. >> look, i'm sure there's some tension and bitterness as you remember, there was the same tension between barack obama and hillary clinton in 2008. primaries are intense conflicts and there's a lot of rhetoric. bernie sanders has been in politics a long time. i think what we are forg gettin, bernie has been to many cities, thousands of miles, seeing thousands of people involved in the political movement. one reason bernie wants to continue the campaign, many of us supporting him, i will be at the rally tomorrow in d.c., we do believe in this political movement that will continue to grow way past the convention and way past this election. every time we have a primary, every time we have a caucus, we are electing new leaders, 1700 delegates, sanders delegates at the convention, all those people
5:50 pm
then go home and are nerve endings, the political movement that's going to continue to grow. that's very much what he is passionate about. >> christine, the reality is that sanders won 23 caucuses and a lot of his supporters say he should keep fighting until the convention, he should try to fight for superdelegates. how should clinton handle that? >> look, i think senator sanders should keep fighting, he should keep fighting for the issues and causes and the communities that he's raised so strongly and eloquently in this primary campaign, i think that's what we are going to see happen. people need time having lost an election, you need time. you can't jump right from that moment into necessarily standing there hugging the person you lost to. you need time and i think it is appropriate for all of us with great respect to give that time to senator sanders, and i think jonathan is right. senator sanders deserves a ton of credit for electrifying young
5:51 pm
voters in a way we haven't seen in a long time. we want to make sure the young people become part of our party and part of activism towards a progressive america. >> john, the clinton campaign said today that clinton is expected to make a trump focused economic speech later this month. trump didn't respond in kind right away to her foreign policy speech, wasn't much of a foreign policy speech, it was an attack on donald trump's, what he said about foreign policy. he plans to hit the clintons in a speech monday, but does he need to do it differently and respond right away to attacks on economic policy? >> one could say she was responding to his speech, but let's talk about the clinton coronation. bernie sanders should be upset. from the start, this is the clinton coronation. this is an open seat for the president of the united states
5:52 pm
of america. tomorrow, the vice president who was told to stand down, tomorrow the president of the united states will tell bernie sanders to fall in line. the reality is -- >> who told the vice president to stand down? >> why wasn't he running. he is polling best, decided not to run. >> you don't think it was he who chose not to run? >> perhaps but i lean toward he was told this is going to hillary clinton. of all of the people that serve at the federal level, governors, none of them decided to get in. this was a clinton coronation. and the independents, those voters are not going to identify with that. >> van, as a democrat, wasn't this a clinton coronation? >> listen, first of all nobody
5:53 pm
will tell joe biden what to do. the reality, all of these conspiracy theories, that hillary clinton has magical powers, prevent people doing things they would otherwise do. what are you talking about? joe biden looked down the long barrel of a tough campaign, saw that hillary clinton had performed incredibly well in front of that hearing, that she performed well going forward on hitting all these marks. said he doesn't want to do it. that's fine. here's the reality of what's going on. bernie sanders has done something historic, extraordinary. he ran to the left of dennis kucinich who got 2, 3, 4%. he is the last guy standing with 46% of delegates marching into philadelphia. that's extraordinary. it is going to take him a moment to digest how far he came and how far he fell short. the idea there's some coronation, these conspiracy
5:54 pm
theories don't help anyone. >> i have to go to break. we will have more from the panel ahead. eight years after falling short, hillary clinton and marking milestones for women, including those who paved the way. be right back. the only advil with a rapid release formula for rapid relief of tough pain. look for advil film-coated in the white box! relief doesn't get any faster than this. advil. this just got interesting. so why pause to take a pill? and why stop to find a bathroom? cialis for daily use, is the only daily tablet approved to treat erectile dysfunction so you can be ready anytime the moment is right. plus cialis treats the frustrating urinary symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently, day or night. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medicines, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, or adempas for pulmonary hypertension, as it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure.
5:55 pm
do not drink alcohol in excess. side effects may include headache, upset stomach, delayed backache or muscle ache. to avoid long-term injury, get medical help right away for an erection lasting more than four hours. if you have any sudden decrease or loss in hearing or vision, or any symptoms of an allergic reaction, stop taking cialis and get medical help right away. ask your doctor about cialis for daily use. insurance coverage has expanded nationally and you may now be covered. contact your health plan for the latest information. and you may now be covered. only one network gives you more than just great coverage.
5:56 pm
it's t-mobile! only t-mobile's lets you stream video and music - for free! and we doubled our lte coverage in the last year. the other guys can't say that! we got you covered. callinall all self-motivated self-starters. drive with uber and put a dollar sign in front of your odometer. like this guy. technically i'm a cook. sign up here. drive a few hours a day. make $300 a week. actually it's a little bit more than that. that's extra buy-you-stuff money. or buy-them-stuff money. calling all early risers, nine-to-fivers and night owls. with uber-a little drive goes a long way. start earning this week. go to
5:57 pm
for crash survival, subaru has developed ours most revolutionary feature yet. a car that can see trouble and stop itself to avoid it. when the insurance institute for highway safety tested front crash prevention nobody beat subaru models with eyesight. not toyota. not ford or any other brand. subaru eyesight. an extra set of eyes, every time you drive. bernie sanders vowed to keep campaigning for votes, even after a night of disappointing losses. that said, no denying history was made last night. arms outstretched, hillary
5:58 pm
clinton claimed victory as the presumptive democratic nominee. she secured enough delegates to clinch the nomination before winning four states yesterday, waited until last night to celebrate publicly. whatever your politics are, clinton has come closer to the white house than any woman that tried. >> although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you it's got about 18 million cracks in it. >> reporter: hillary clinton conceding the democratic race to the white house to then senator barack obama. june 2008. 8 years later, mrs. clinton is closer than ever to returning to the white house. this time as president. >> she's the first woman to be the presumptive nominee of a major party in our nation's 240 year history. >> reporter: hillary clinton found her political inspiration as a young girl, after she
5:59 pm
discovered congresswoman chase smith in life magazine. smith went on to be the first woman to run for president on a major party ticket. it was 1964. >> there are those that make the contention that no woman should ever dare to aspire to the white house. that this is a man's world, and that it should be kept that way. >> reporter: margaret chase smith in the end removed herself from the ballot at the republican national convention. years later in 1972, democrat shirley anita chism was the first african-american woman to run for president. she only received about 150 delegates. democrat carol must lee brawn ran, bill hillary clinton made her ambassador to new zealand in 1999. her bid for the white house failed, having been among ten democrats vying for the nomination that year.
6:00 pm
>> reporter: republican michele bachmann from minnesota threw her hat in the race in 2012, only to withdraw after a poor showing in the iowa caucuses. she was the first republican woman from minnesota elected to congress. in 2016, carly fiorina's turn, former hewlett packard ceo, often sparred with opponent donald trump. >> ran up mountains of debt as well as losses. >> reporter: then candidate ted cruz named her as his running mate, but vice president wasn't in the cards for her either, nor for ferraro in 1984. even though she stood her ground against then vice president george h.w. bush. >> almost recent, vice president bush, your patronizing attitude. >> reporter: sarah palin's vice presidential run was memorable. but in the end palin went down in flames, in part because she couldn't answer a question about what newspaper she